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Nantahala Ranger District

90 Sloan Rd
Franklin, NC 28734

Open Seasonally
Monday – Friday
8:00am – 4:30pm


Visitor Center
Gift Shop

This District is a diverse, rugged, and mountainous area with raging rivers, granite walls, and waterfalls.

The Nantahala Ranger District stretches 250,000 acres across Macon, Jackson and Swain counties offering a variety of recreational opportunities from camping to off-roading. Visitors can enjoy the remoteness of the Southern Nantahala Wilderness, a scenic drive along the Mountain Waters By-way, or a breathtaking view of Whitewater Falls, the highest falls east of the Rocky Mountains. The Nantahala is also home to four long distance trails, the Appalachian, Bartram, Foothills, and Mountains-to Sea Trails.

This is where your vacation starts! Collect information on hiking and biking trails, fishing locations and requirements, campgrounds and much more. Browse the gift shop to pick up additional trail maps, identification books, t-shirts, and outdoor gifts for all.

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